Whilst walking along the Lancashire Coastal Way at Cockerham Sands we were lucky enough to see robins along the hedgerows. As my friends and family will tell you, I love robins and so seeing them gave me a great excuse to create this page.
The background is covered with a script decoupage paper and is stuck down using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Next I ripped pieces of a blue decoupage paper and stuck them to the page, and then I layered another piece of the same blue paper on the top to give more depth and dimension. Next I added ripped pieces of a music note design paper by Craft Sensations and edged them with a grey Faber-Castell Big Brush marker, sticking them down with a UHU Stic. The music washi tape reminds me of the robin’s song that we heard on our walk and also matches the quote I used for my page. Next I used a stencil to create the leaves; I did this by using the same music note design paper, stamping a circular geometric shape using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink through the stencil onto it and outlining the edge of the leaf design with a Chocolate Spectrum Aqua marker. Then I removed the stencil, fussy cut the leaves and stuck them to the page using a UHU Stic. Once the glue had dried, I outlined them with a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen. The beautiful quote is a rub-on transfer by Royal & Langnickel. To finish the background I added splatters of black acrylic paint. The spade handle is fussy cut from a calendar and I coloured it with Spectrum Aqua markers and added more detail with the black Uni Pin marker. The stem of flowers is a chipboard embellishment which I stuck to the page using a UHU Stic.
To make the robin, I cut a robin shape from a piece of card and collaged leftover pieces of paper over the top to create the feather design, keeping the paper pieces in place using matte gel medium. I stuck the papers so they overhung the edges of the card and when the glue had dried I cut around the bird shape to give a clean finish. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers to add detail to the feathers and colour the robin’s legs. I then edged the robin with the grey Big Brush marker and coloured the eye using a black 3D Pearl Effect by Dovecraft and then Glossy Accents by Ranger. I also added a white dot to the top of the eye with the white gel pen. I love the way this robin turned out and this is a great way to use up all those little bits of papers you have leftover. Although it’s a bit fiddly arranging the papers, I think the result is beautiful.
We saw this robin on our walk, he was sitting on a post and looking at us over his shoulder.
He lives in a beautiful spot at Cockerham Sands overlooking the estuary of the River Lune leading to Glasson Dock.
On the beach front there are quite a few farms and we saw this anchor sitting in one of their gardens.
Doesn’t this rusty buoy look fabulous looking out at that wonderful view!
Here’s a close up especially for Elizabeth as I know she loves all things rusty.
Talking of Elizabeth, as T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing the green tea we had after our walk and saying a big hello to the T Gang!
We went to the Lantern O’er Lune café again and if you’re good you can have something from the Naughty Board (grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Crimson, Burgundy, Spice, Fawn, Chocolate, Charcoal, Slate)
- Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm & 0.5mm)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Docrafts Papermania Mini Cards & Stamp Set (Capsule Geometric Krafts PMA105308)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- Design papers – leftovers
- White card
- Trimcraft (Decoupage papers SCDEC064)
- Poundworld (Patch Paper DS9454)
- RSPB Calender – old
- Hobbycraft Decorative Tape (Assorted Black & White 5971471007)
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Sentiments (Spring #ROY506 Rub-on)
- Craft Sensations (Chipboard Embellishments 154887)
- Dovecraft 3D Pearl Effects (Brights – Black)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- UHU Stic